Amite County Jail – Liberty, MS

Amite County Jail is located in Amite County and is the primary correctional facility for that region. Do you know someone incarcerated at Amite County Jail? This page will tell you about anything a person needs to know about Amite County Jail,like the following: How to do a jail inmate search. Find inmate mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court information and records. And much more…

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The thought of getting arrested and going to jail is a scary and stressful prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also that person’s family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you information and advice that you’ll need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail easier. If you have a question, just ask them, and also any feedback or comments that would help other people in the same situation will be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Amite County Jail
P.O. Box 208
Liberty, MS 39645

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number: 601-657-8057
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Map and Directions

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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you have a family member, loved one, or friend that has gone to jail and want to contact them?

Do you know someone who has been arrested and you need to find them?

To search who is in jail at Amite County Jail you need to visit their website and perform an inmate search.

Inmate Lookup

The Amite County Jail Inmate Lookup has information on persons who have been arrested and are in custody, including current status, bail amount (if applicable), and times the inmate can have visitors. Also, you are able to find info for anybody booked or discharged in the past 24 hours. Inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to find the information fast if you enter your friend or family member’s full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the person you are looking for could possibly be in a different jail you can check the other Mississippi county jails in our Mississippi County Jail Guide: Other County Jails in Mississippi


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing picture, is the picture taken by the police when you get processed at jail intake. They take one face photo and a profile photo. Your name and jail ID number will be in the photos, and they will be on file at the jail.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Amite County Jail prisoners can be found online, or you can see them at the Amite County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to input the full name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

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How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot taken off of the Amite County Jail website? This may not be possible, since the mugshot is a matter of public record. You must file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that all of your arrest records will be sealed, and unavailable to the public. It is difficult to do this, and you will most likely need the services of a lawyer.

To learn more about getting your mugshot taken down, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Naturally, once you’re locked up, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through the booking process, your bail amount will be determined by the magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you do bail out of jail you are required to agree to be there for your court date, and until that day you are required not to travel out of the county.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Amite County Jail will earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they don’t break the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you follow the rules, you may be granted work release. Either you will have to go back to jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to live in a halfway house instead of jail.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the court system to be released from jail pending trial. Your bail amount is dictated by what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to put up 10 percent of the total that was set so you can bail out of jail. If you don’t show up for your court date, whoever posted your bail will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you must call the Amite County Jail or the County Courthouse. If you’ve got the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know what their bail is set at. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Amite County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but in some cases, its easy. First of all, figure out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond situation. If this is the case, you can’t use the services of a bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – the jail won’t accept a check. When you’ve paid bail, the inmate will be released into your care. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If their bail has been set too high, or you can’t afford it yourself, you should try a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen usually charge a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and in most cases have a minimum charge of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and is typically cash only. If their bail has been set particularly high, the bondsman will usually request to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral.

To contact a local bail bondsman visit our page about: Bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Be Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The intake procedure includes each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to is you will answer a bunch of questions, such as what is your full name, your address, date of birth and an emergency contact.
  • Also, you will also be asked about your medical and mental history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • Your fingerprints will be taken.
  • You will get your mugshot taken.
  • Any property you have will be taken from you and stored until you get discharged from jail.
  • You will be allowed to make a phone call to get in touch with family, friends, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to wear your street clothes, otherwise you will be given a jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you finally post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. The discharge process may take anywhere from 30 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you can post bail, the faster you can get released from jail. Also, how fast you get released depends on whether or not you’ve been given a bond amount or if the judge needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For minor offenses, you will be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a release date, expect to be released that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

out against you, or if you have to report to start a sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the law and turn yourself in willingly. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go to the jail, and tell someone that you think there is a warrant for your arrest. The officer will verify that you have an outstanding arrest warrant, and if you do, you will be taken into custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, go to the jail at the time and date that the sentence order states. Be sure that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Be sure to only bring allowed items with you, like your driver’s license or your ID, any prescription medication you might take, and a sentencing order from court.

Visitation Procedures

Inmates need to provide each visitor’s name to the jail in advance. Your visitors will go into a Visiting log as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Visitors arriving late or that is not on the visitation list will not be allowed to attend visitation.
The Amite County Jail visitation procedures change often, so make sure that you visit the jail site before you try to go to visitation.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account. Calls made in jail are much more expensive than phone calls made at home. Phone calls are restricted on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but you should keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are disciplined for an infraction, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get cut back or totally denied.

The Amite County Jail phone number is: 601-657-8057

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mail must be sent via the actual US Postal Service. You cannot use any other form of delivery. You have to clearly write the inmate’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the outside of the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a box or package, padded envelope, bag, or an envelope with any metal in it. Any mail sent to inmates will be opened and read and inspected by the jail officers, and will get returned if the jail decides it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Amite County Jail is:

Amite County Jail
P.O. Box 208
Liberty, MS 39645

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Amite County Jail
P.O. Box 208
Liberty, MS 39645


The Amite County Jail mail policy changes frequently, so double check the official Amite County Jail site when you send a letter to an inmate there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have particular rights, one of these is the right to request an attorney. Remember that you may be limited to the amount of phone calls you can make, so it is important to have a friend or relative locate an attorney when you call them. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will make sure you know your rights, look after your best interests and help you find your way through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The quicker you get an attorney working on your criminal case, the better your chances.

For more detailed information on this, visit: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you are in trouble, but can’t afford an attorney, you will get a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has access to investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and social case workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are full-fledged attorneys that are admitted to the Mississippi State Bar Association and are licensed to handle your case.

Have you or someone you know used a Public Defender or court appointed attorney? Do you think they properly handled your case?

Court Records

All court records are public and available to anyone who requests them. Court records contain a case file containing a sheet called a docket sheet and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed in the course of your case. You, and anyone else, can access your court case records via the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is a member of the court who manages court records. They also administer the oath in a court case, and read the jury’s verdict. All records, documents, and evidence associated with your court case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges and fees from your case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you cannot afford these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The Amite County court magistrate is the type of judge that will preside over your case in court. They do a number of things, like setting bail amounts, writing arrest warrants, and overseeing initial court appearances and detention hearings.

Pre-Sentencing

Your pre-sentencing report is prepared with the defendant’s background information and details of the arrestee’s life, which the magistrate judge will take into consideration when determining the sentence. Information will be gathered from the person on trial, the defendant’s family, and if necessary the victim in the crime. Don’t forget that you should ask to have your own copy of your pre-sentencing report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to review it for accuracy and completeness, and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

If you get convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service to probation, to incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on sentencing guidelines and the severity of your crime, you will either be taken into custody, right there in court, or given a date that you are supposed to go to jail to serve your jail term according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if a family member or friend is incarcerated in jail, or has ever been in jail?

To find this out you need to query the Amite County jail website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their inmate ID.

If you think that they are currently in jail, you can call the jail to find out.

Warrant Inquiry

If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the arrest warrants on the Amite County jail website or call the court. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go the jail in person and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know a person’s name, and their arrest date, contact the Amite County jail, on the phone, in person, or find out online. An arrest is in the public record and this information is accessible to anyone.

Civil Inquiry

Civil processes are when you get served with legal papers, like , subpoenas, and arrest warrants. You can find these by contacting the Amite County Sheriff’s office, by phone or online.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are registered on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people listed on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex crime. You are able to see this information on the website, but you should know that you will not get the exact address, just the address block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. These records include a court case file containing a docket and any of the documents filed in the court case. You can access court records via the internet, or at the Amite County Clerk of Court office where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Each state maintains a record of a person’s criminal past. These databases are linked together so you can track criminal histories from another state. You can go to the courthouse and check in person or you can check the website. It is helpful to know the county, and if it was in a different state, you might have to pay a fee for a more comprehensive search.

A criminal records search you are able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes including assault, battery and murder.
  • Theft.

If you do a criminal records check, in most cases won’t discover if someone has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever needed to find criminal records? Was it an easy process? Did you do your search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are many reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story may help other people that are in the same situation.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI has a list of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Amite County, the Amite County Sheriff’s Department has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Top Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Just the thought of spending time in the Amite County jail is very scary, in time you will get accustomed to the routine that is set for you in jail. Inmates get an alarm to wake up at about 6:00am, and then you’ll have roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. Following breakfast participate in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Amite County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Amite County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending money to jail inmates changes, so be sure to review the official Amite County Jail site before send money to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self-contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Amite County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Amite County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Amite County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Driver’s License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • Victims have the right to protection from the accused.
    • Victims have the right to notification.
    • Victims have the right to attend proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • Victims have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • Victims have the right to restitution.
    • Victims have the right to a speedy trial.
    • Victims have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been an inmate in this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that is an inmate there? Have you ever visited a prisoner there?

    If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write down your jail experience because other people can find out what to expect.

    Things you can put in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail layout and facility
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Other Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gang activity
    • Activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you get arrested? How did the guards treat you? What was it like in jail? Were the other inmates cool? How has this experience impacted your life?

    Tell your story about when you did time at Amite County Jail

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